Manukau Courier : Manukau Courier November 2
5 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS Customer Services (09) 442 2222 7.30am to 6pm, Mon to Fri Faults and emergencies (09) 442 2222 24 hours Dear Auckland Welcome to Watercare This is our rst week of delivering water and wastewater services directly to your homes and businesses. As you may be aware, your water accounts transferred automatically to Watercare on Monday, as part of the local government changes. You may be wondering how this will affect the services you receive. We can assure you that we are used to providing millions of litres of drinking water every day. It is what we have been doing since 1992, along with treating wastewater and managing pipe networks. What has changed is that we are now serving you directly. Future water and wastewater bills will come from Watercare. This change means there may be hiccups as we nd our feet. We can assure you though; our dedicated team will work hard to x these quickly. If you have any questions or feedback, please call. Our Customer Services team is available on (09) 442 2222 from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. If you have a fault or an emergency, we are available on (09) 442 2222; 24 hours, 365 days of the year. You can also visit us at www.watercare.co.nz. It is worth remembering that your account transferred automatically, so there is no action you need to take. We look forward to delivering you a great service, every minute of every day. From the team at Watercare 02 5 05AA 2760356AA Huge Fashion Clearance Sale Designer labels include: David Pond, Verge, Vamp, VSSP, OBI, Catalyst, MacJays, Hyper, Juo, shouq, Gabriella, Jet Blonde Vigorella, Threadz and Thousands of items priced between $10 and $80!! Many items below cost Unit C, 4 Walls Road, Penrose. Come to RED roller door at rear of building "Street parking only" Please do not park in our neighbours parking spaces No bags, no prams Wednesday 10th November to Saturday 13th November 10am-4pm You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 Fireworks fright night for pets By JESSIE COLQUHOUN ' People have to realise what animals hear is way louder than what people hear. ' SPCA chief inspector Vicki Border Guy Fawkes is any- thing but fun for pets. The bright lights and loud noises can frighten cats, dogs and horses and the SPCA is reminding people to be responsible when letting off fireworks this Guy Fawkes. We'd really prefer people just go to public displays and not do them at home,'' chief inspector Vicki Border says. Every year the SPCA has to deal with frightened pets who are injured after run- ning away from the sound of fireworks. Cats and dogs have been hit by cars after running on to the road and horses have died jumping through fences when fireworks have been set off in nearby paddocks. People have to realise what animals hear is way louder than what people hear,'' Ms Border says. The fleeing animals often go missing and Ms Border says the SPCA's missing ani- mal register doubles in size over Guy Fawkes. It also has to deal with more than petri- fied pets, she says. Sometimes we see animal cruelty too. People do stupid things with fire- works.'' She recommends owners keep their pets indoors during the night. And if you've got neighbours with pets show some courtesy and let them know when you're planning to set off fireworks.'' She urges anyone who sees people doing unsightly'' things with fireworks and animals to let the SPCA know. Papa's blessing: Counties Manukau District Health Board chief executive Geraint Martin helps bury the mauri stone. Service built upon blessing By MELISSA KINEALY A burial service at Middlemore Hospital has marked the start of a new life in health services. A mauri stone has been buried in the hos- pital grounds at a cere- mony to symbolise the start of construction of the new Centre for Health Services Inno- vation. Burying a mauri stone is a mark of respect to Papa, the earth mother, and bestows a blessing on the site and buildings placed there. It was donated by a local kau- matua and was laid near the site of the Rainbow Corridor, the last remaining part of the original hospital which was demolished last month. A small group includ- ing Counties Manukau District Health Board chief executive Geraint Martin and chairman Professor Gregor Coster gathered for the cere- mony. A joint initiative be- tween the health board and tertiary providers, the new centre will pro- vide workforce training that reflects the com- munity and focuses on improving patient safety and care. Mr Martin says the centre will put the board on the map nationally and internationally.
November 4th 2010